Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt Reports to: Director Department: Portland Mercado Salary Range: $43,000 -$46,000Annually DOE
Hacienda was formed in 1992 in response to the housing crisis facing many Hispanic immigrants living in Portland’s lower income areas. To date, we are proud to say that we have created 325 units of community-centered affordable rental housing in the Cully neighborhood. Hacienda has also developed communities in North Portland and a farm worker development in Molalla, OR for a grand total of 381 housing units.
In addition to this, Hacienda has worked to create over 67 jobs, supported many businesses, and created the Portland Mercado, Portland’s first Latino Market. The Portland Mercado is the most prominent Latino Market in the Portland Metro area and has gain recognition nationally since its inception in 2015. Increasingly, the Portland Mercado is a “model” which show cases Latin-American food and goods, by empowering small businesses through technical assistance and support.
POSITION OVERVIEW Portland Mercado’s business incubator is looking for bi-lingual manager! Situated in Portland’s first Latino public market, the program offers business advising, training, an affordable commissary kitchen and sales opportunities for low-income, immigrant entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color. We have launched and scaled businesses that have opened food carts, gone on to sell at New Seasons, and more. We are a small, energetic, creative team – and are a part of a bigger organization (Hacienda CDC) that does a wide range of work supporting Portland’s Latino community.
The Business Advising Program Manager is responsible for a program that supports micro-entrepreneurs as they start and grow, improving their abilities to operate and market their business. Micro-Entrepreneurship is the ‘focal point” for our advising team along with the businesses they work with. The business advising program connects them with the other services (such as the kitchen or matched savings), referring them to resources in the community (such as Food Innovation Center or SBDC classes), coaching them as they set goals for their business and advising them in certain areas that the adviser feels knowledgeable in (example, cash flow). The person in this position will be a leader with a robust grasp of business fundamentals – such as finances and business plans – and a strong connection with Portland’s community at large.
Expected Duties and Responsibilities
50% - Manage the Portland Mercado Advising Program Lead the Advising Team’s one on one advising efforts and support small businesses. Manage a diverse team of Technical Business Advisors and a Community Engagement Coordinator Advise a small caseload of businesses (approx. 10-15), meeting with each at least 4 hours/month. Oversee program data tracking, management, and reporting in online database (Outcome Tracker). Coordinate with the Mercado Director and funders to achieve and report on grant deliverables. Coordinate with the Mercado Director to maintain and establish relationships to community resources. Attend required stakeholder and community meetings (such as commissions), as needed. Participate in “All-Hands-on-Deck” Mercado events and projects, as needed. Maintain Spanish-speaking client Facebook group.
30% - Manage Seminar and Boot Camp Series Oversee the Technical Business Advisors and Community Engagement Coordinator’s respective projects: 1 Monthly Spanish Seminar around common topics for all businesses in advising. Quarterly Bi-lingual Business Boot Camps. Boot Camps are 5-6 day courses hosted at the Portland Mercado. The Business Advising Program Manager would build and maintain relationships for our speaker roster, oversee course curricula, and manage program data.
20% - Access to Capital
Team with main contact in Homeownership Office, with back-up from the Mercado Director.
Coordinate enrollment, progress and exit of clients in Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). Coordinate enrollment, progress and exit from lending circles, with accompanying seminar information.
Desired Skills and Characteristics 2-3 years of program management experience. 2-3 experience in small business development, or marketing and/or coaching work. Experience with Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). An excellent communicator with experience managing small teams. Bi-lingual English and Spanish speaker, Bi-cultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply Passionate about working in Portland’s Latino Community. Wants to be in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Likes start-ups. Passionate about micro-enterprise. Positive, motivational leader. Highly organized, has extensive experience with tracking data and reporting Likes people and is great at connecting them with resources and experts.
POSITION DETAILS. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Compensation is dependent upon experience ranging $43,000 - $46,000 annually, DOE. In addition to the salary, Hacienda CDC offers a generous paid time off and benefits package.
Compensation $43,000 - $46,000 DOE Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, RX, Alternative Health Care, Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, 401K, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, AD&D, Vacation Accrual, Sick Leave Accrual, Holidays and Personal Days. How to Apply: (1) Cover letter: Letter explaining your accomplishments and your vision for the Portland Mercado (2) Full resume: Resume with chronological order of employment, positions held and a short description of main responsibilities (3) Three professional references
Email the documents listed above to HR@HaciendaCDC.org.
Working Conditions This is a full time, non-exempt position. It is anticipated that the employee will work a flexible weekly schedule due to events, community meetings and to respond to situations that may emerge at the Portland Mercado, which may be in the evening or weekends. All positions at Hacienda CDC are at will and subject to annual performance evaluations.
Closing Date: November 15, 2017 Midnight
The Hacienda Community Development Corporation (HCDC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HCDC does not discriminate based on religious affiliation, marital status, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, age, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic makeup, political or union affiliation, status as a Vietnam-era, disabled or other veteran, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Agency will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.